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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients first (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt).
3. Mix in wet ingredients (water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla). Continue mixing until you obtain an even batter (no lumps).
4. Pour into a cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes.
I recommend topping the cake with Chocolate Frosting by Sarah.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Wow, blushinmuffin, that cake looks awesome! Mmmm!

blushblush! thank you so much!! :D

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Wow, blushinmuffin, that cake looks awesome! Mmmm!

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one last change I made and forgot to write about: I replaced the total amount of oil with applesauce. same amount. worked like a charm!

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had a bit of a hard time with this cake, but not because of the recipe. the oven and my impatience were the culprits here.
i tweaked the recipe just a bit, by using 2/3 whole wheat pastry flour for the total amount of flour needed, rest of it was all-purpose. I also reduced the amount of sugar in half, and used soymilk instead of water.
excellent results, despite getting a bit of a rough start!

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Agh! Best. Cake. Ever. I'm going to make it into cupcakes for my non-veg*n friends. I'll be sure to take a picture!  ;)

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This is the chocolate cake recipe I always use... it's in one of the cookbooks I have, "Foods That Don't Bite Back"... it should be called the No-Fail Fluffiest Chocolate Cake Ever Recipe.  I must make it twice a month.  Even my boyfriend has made it and doesn't screw it up.  Not that I think vegan baking ever tastes different than non-vegan, but if there's one recipe that would fool even the biggest skeptic, it's this one.

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Would self rising flour work with this?
I seem to only that.
=(

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This cake has been made many many times in our family. We made it for Thanksgiving 2 years in a row. My mom made it for our wedding cake (and a carrot cake with it and  vegan cream cheese frosting) and everyone loved it! We like to eat it with apricots and blueberries. My mom puts raspberry jam in between layers. This is a great recipe and super easy to make cake that all your non-vegan friends and family will LOVE.

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Mmmmm! Delicious. I brewed two cups of coffee and completely replaced the water with that, then added peppermint extract to a ollllllld frosting recipe I veganized. Can we say peppermint mocha cake? Yum! I rated it four stars, though, because when I tried to layer two 9" cakes, the top one split into thirds. Oops! It's not pretty, but it's still yummy. =)

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let me start by saying that i am a health freak and NEVER eat cake unless it's totally worth it - and this cake is WORTH IT. it almost tastes like it has chocolate pudding in it. I live in the deep south and none of my family is even close to being vegan - and they loved it! they never love my cakes!

-it did crumble a little though, but that was only because i was excited and took it out of the oven before it was time.

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